ESET Endpoint Security vs. Microsoft Windows Defender

As of June 2019, ESET Endpoint Security is ranked 5th in Endpoint Protection for Business with 10 reviews vs Microsoft Windows Defender which is ranked 4th in Endpoint Protection for Business with 1 review. The top reviewer of ESET Endpoint Security writes "Detects threats based on system behaviour and provides tampering protection for registry, processes, and files". The top reviewer of Microsoft Windows Defender writes "Has good detection rates, is low on system resources, doesn't interfere or hamper workflows, and it's easy to use". ESET Endpoint Security is most compared with Microsoft Windows Defender, Symantec Endpoint Protection (EPP) and Bitdefender GravityZone. Microsoft Windows Defender is most compared with Symantec Endpoint Protection (EPP), ESET Endpoint Security and Norton Security Premium.
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Pros
This solution blocks the brand new malware threats.In terms of the current global landscape, it is a great solution.Advanced level endpoint firewall, which helps to block unwanted and malicious traffic.What is great about ESET is the ERA Web Console through which we can pull various reports, monitor and administer all clients and servers, and the console is easy to use.A feature we like is setting the GUI of ESET Endpoint Security/ESET File Security to silent mode because some servers and clients can have performance issues.We use ESET, which is pretty much perfect for us. It is also absolutely simple and automatic once setup.We have not picked up a bug yet, because we use ESET, which is a tried and proven system.It is absolutely invisible once running.

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Ensures that I'm working with a product that gets updated regularly without me having to remember to do it. Since it's a Microsoft product, I'm confident that it requires a low use of system resources. The benefit of that being that my computer isn't constantly being drained.

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Cons
I would like them to use AI features to do preventative virus protection.ESET should consider giving it application control.They need to improve licensing for VMs. When ESET is uninstalled from a VM, the seat stays on the license management server. We have to manually delete the seat from that server because it doesn't know how to handle it. I contacted exclusive ESET support here in Croatia and they told me there is no solution for this yet.iOS compatibility for mobile security and parental control.

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It would be nice to have a paid upgrade that would provide additional screening of the day-to-day activities.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
At first, we thought it was a bit expensive, but we negotiated a better price.The cost is a very reasonable. When compared with other products, the price is low (though not very low).ESET is perfect, if you can afford it.Pricing per month, for security services as apps in CEE pricing: up to €2 monthly is OK.

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Also Known As
Smart SecurityWindows Defender, Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection
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Overview

Comprehensive multilayered security, combining machine learning and human expertise. Enables organizations to:

Protect against Ransomware
Block Targeted Attacks
Prevent Data Breaches
Detect Advanced Persistent Threats
Stop Fileless attacks

Windows Defender Pro is your first line of defense against spyware and other unwanted software. And in Windows 7, it's easier to use, with simpler notifications, more scanning options, and less impact on your computer's performance.
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Sample Customers
ERSTE Group Bank, Miller Solutions, Wesleyan University, The Hospital Center of Luxembourg, Deer Valley USD, SPAR, Industrial Federal Credit Union, Honda, City Hall of Palmela, Hays CISD, Lester B Pearson School BoardAl-Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Auckland Transport, Erste Bank Group, Urban Software Institute, NJVC, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts
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